Can science alone explain our world?

Can science alone explain our world?

From time to time, someone will say something like “One of these days, science will be able to explain everything and we won’t need religion.” This idea badly misunderstands both science and religion. Let’s examine what this idea gets wrong about science and about...
It’s not easy being green in the church

It’s not easy being green in the church

In early June, theologians, scientists, activists and others gathered in Istanbul to discuss theological formation and ecological awareness. This was the third such conference over the past seven years hosted by the Orthodox Church to bring ecumenical awareness to the global environmental discussion.

Our problem is, we don’t have a problem

Our problem is, we don’t have a problem

[Editor’s note: This month we are re-running one of our most popular commentary pieces from our Theological Editor George Murphy. This essay originally ran in October 2015.] Several years ago we had a display for the Lutheran Alliance on Faith, Science and Technology...
Fossil-fuel fast: the ultimate Lenten discipline?

Fossil-fuel fast: the ultimate Lenten discipline?

So this time of year the question of “What did you give up for Lent?” often comes up in Christian circles. Chocolate? Meat? How about fossil fuels? Giving up one’s car and electricity may be quite a Lenten sacrifice, but it was a discussion had over the past weekend...
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